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TITLE:  DoD Instruction 1342.12, "Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents," 12/16/2003

SUMMARY: This Instruction:  1. Reissues DoD Instruction 1342.12 dated May 28, 2003,  implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under 20 U.S.C. Chapter 33 (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and 20 U.S.C. 921-932, 10 U.S.C. 2164, DoD Directive 1342.6, DoD Directive1342.21, DoD Instruction 1342.26, DoD Directive 1342.13, and DoD Directive 5105.4 for the following:  Provision of early intervention services (EIS) to infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2, inclusive) and their families, and special education and related services (hereafter referred to as "special services") to children with disabilities (ages 3 through 21, inclusive) entitled to receive special services from the Department of Defense; Implementation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of EIS for infants and toddlers (birth through 2, inclusive) with disabilities, and their families; Provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) including special education and related services for children with disabilities enrolled in the DoD school systems as specified in their Individualized Educational Programs (IEP); Monitoring of DoD programs providing EIS, special education, and related services for compliance with this Instruction; Establishment of a DoD Advisory Panel (DoD-AP) on Early Intervention, Special Education, and Related Services and a DoD Coordinating Committee (DoD-CC) on Early Intervention, Special Education, and Related Services.  2. Authorizes implementing instructions, a DoD Manual entitled "Standard Operating Procedures for the Provision of Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services," consistent with DoD 5025.1-M and DoD forms consistent with DoD 8910.1-M, DoD Instruction 7750.7, and Hospital Accreditation Standards.

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